This week, my Savannah Local Concierge VIP Status got me an invite to the Kick Off Cocktail Reception for the 3rd Annual Wet Willie’s Koozies for Boobies Fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia. October is Breast Cancer awareness month and I was excited to be invited to such a prestigious event for such a great cause. I am familiar with Susan G. Koman Coastal Georgia and of all their work to increase awareness about Breast Cancer, but I was not aware that Wet Willie’s was such a huge sponsor for the organization. I was very impressed to learn that Wet Willie’s and the Koozies for Boobies event has raised over $30,000 for Koman Coastal Georgia over the last 2 years, which has resulted in the detection of 83 treatable breast cancers that would have otherwise gone undetected. WOW!
The entire evening was a pleasure, I was able to hob nob with some of my favorite Savannah Folks and got the opportunity meet the Lovely Ladies on the board of Koman of Coastal Georgia. It was entertaining to watch Savannah’s Elite drinking out of Pink Wet Willie’s Cups and talking about Boobies; but hey, that is just the kind of town we are!
The spread that Wet Willie’s put out for this event was outstanding and I am not typically one to eat the food at these socials. I couldn’t stay away and even had 2 plates! I am assuming that there are very few people in Savannah who haven’t tasted one of Wet Willie’s amazing Frozen Drinks, but who knew they had such great food? I will be the first to tell you that I haven’t spent a lot of time eating inside of this Restaurant, as I usually get my “Call a Cab” drink to go, (and then actually call a cab because I can’t walk.) However, now I am going to have to start going back more often to enjoy the fun atmosphere and extremely friendly staff! (Perhaps I smell a Marcia and Manderly Vs. Food Blog in their future!)
One of the high points of the night for me was the Myth Debunking talk given by Dr. Raymond Rudolph, MD, of the Memorial Hospital Center for Breast Care. I am a bit ashamed to admit it, but I don’t know as much about Breast Cancer as I should and many of the Myths presented by Dr. Rudolph were misconceptions that I had myself. It really hit home to me why it is so important to support organizations such as Koman of Coastal Georgia, who spread knowledge about Early Detection and Awareness to misinformed women like myself.
Komen Coastal Georgia began only a short 6 years ago, but in that time, they have invested over 1.3 Million Dollars in Local Community Programs and over $310,000 into Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Research. Events such as Koozies for Boobies and Sponsors like Wet Willie’s are the lifeblood of this organization, which is entirely funded by local support. The Koozies for Boobies event will take place October 11th -13th and all Wet Willie’s Locations will be selling Pink Koozies, Tshirts, Beads, Bracelets and PINK DRINKS to benefit Koman Coastal Georgia. The MAIN EVENT takes place Saturday Oct. 12th from 8p-Close, so put on your best pink clothes and go down to Riverstreet to show your support for the Boobies!! For more information visit Wet Willie’s Website atwww.wetwillies.com/locations/savannah.html. To view the growing list of Komen Coastal Georgia fundraising events throughout Georgia, visit the event calendar at www.komencoastalgeorgia.org.
AND Start getting your team together now for the BIG Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure taking place on April 12th, 2014 and THINK PINK to imagine a world without Breast Cancer. For More Information on the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, visit their website at www.komencoastalgeorgia.org
I would like to give Special Thanks to My Good Friend Bunny Ware who was the Photographer for the event. To view all of the photos from the Reception, visit The Savannah Morning News Website – Spotted @ www.savannahnow.com